Debunking the myths about digital TV reception and getting to the truth.
- All digital TV channels are UHF signal channels. Myth
There are hundreds of VHF digital TV stations > in the U.S. Learn to recognize antenna design >.
- A signal booster will always improve TV reception. Myth
You can't amplify a TV signal into existence. More signal amplification isn't always better. Good TV reception starts at the antenna. If the reception at the antenna is poor no amount of signal amplification will help. Amplifiers boost the signal the antenna is receiving. They do not improve the reception performance of the antenna.
- TV antennas can receive reliable TV reception at a distance 150 miles or more. Myth
The distance a TV signal will travel is governed by the FCC as described at TV antenna range >. The FCC limits range by limited the TV station transmitting tower height and by limiting the output power of the TV station. If the TV signal is not reaching a location, no TV antenna will receive it.
- 4K TV HDTV antennas work better for the reception of 4K HDTV signals. Myth
This is a hoax. Nothing about the transmitting signal as far as receiving TV signal has or is changing. To receive the 4K digital HDTV signals requires a good TV antenna. There's no such thing as a 4K HDTV antenna >.
- New technology allows small TV antenna to work as well as big antennas. Myth
Nothing can change the fact that a properly designed larger antenna will outperform a properly designed smaller antenna every time. TV signals require surface area to be received. The more surface area a TV antenna has to receive the TV signal the better it will perform.
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